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There's Not A Person Alive by David N. Donihue


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This astoundingly cool performance by Ashphord Jackoway must not be missed in the official poetry video for The Poetry Verse.

THERE’S NOT A PERSON ALIVE

By David N. Donihue

 

There’s not a person alive 

proud of every word

Not a person alive

With a past pitch perfect

A stainless soul lying undisturbed

 

Not a person alive

Who has what they need

As needs are in the mind

With imagination, a rabbit hole unending

 

And there’s not a person alive

Satisfied with their shell

And there’s not a person alive

Who has not uttered life is hell

 

And there’s not a person alive

When free from shame or worry

That would bother inflicting misery

Takes the former, for pain to keep on feeding

 

And there’s not a person alive

Without prejudice

No matter who you are,

Someone's demeanor 

could trigger your shit

 

And there’s not a person alive

Who’s never felt debt, 

never felt useless, 

never felt like a prick

 

And there’s not a person alive 

Who has not failed many

Yet to experience true life,

Is to love endlessly

 

Praise the heavens for the day and night

Until gratefulness becomes greatness

 

And you’re giving the globe 

your absolute everything

 

And there’s not a person alive

that doesn’t deserve love

Doesn’t deserve redemption

the chance to rise above

 

And there’s not a person alive

Who is not addicted to something

Whether positive or negative

Our routines keep moving

 

And there’s not a person alive

Who should have never lived

Yet if they’d chosen forgiveness

Then maybe the spiral of sickness

Would no longer exist

 

And there’s not a person alive

Like you in the morning

Whimsical smile though weary lids opening

 

And there’s not a person alive 

Like you when you’re you

Pointless insecurities thrown aside

So the truth may shine through

 

And there’s a person alive

Like you

There’s not a person alive

Like you

 

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© copyright David Donihue 2023

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